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JP Dunleavy and Adrian Dunbar in Brendan Behan - The Roaring Boy

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Nov 29 – Friday Dec 5)

Bressie's starting a band, Neil Delamere is back on the box, as is Rachel Allen – and there's a documentary about the legendary Brendan Behan.

Pick of the week

Brendan Behan – The Roaring Boy, Monday, RTÉ One

Actor Adrian Dunbar, long an admirer of Brendan Behan’s work and someone who has played him on stage in New York, sets out on a journey to recover the man from the myth. Over the course of the documentary, Dunbar travels to the other ...

On the Box - TV Review

One Million Dubliners

This week John Byrne takes in a documentary about Dublin's Glasnevin cemetery, the finales of two US dramas, a new series exploring science fiction, and Olly Murs being embarrassed by Graham Norton.

Reviewed: One Million Dubliners (Thursday, RTÉ One); The Leftovers (Tuesday, Sky Atlantic); Legends (Wednesday, Sky 1); Tomorrow's Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction (Saturdays, BBC Two); The Graham Norton Show (Fridays, BBC One)

After reading some rave reviews when it was originally released a couple of months ago for the cinema, I was really looking forward to seeing One Million Dubliners (Thursday, RTÉ One). What ...

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The Late Late Toy Show

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Nov 22 – Friday 28)

The Late Late Toy Show is the biggie this week, while Michael Palin stars in a new drama. Meanwhile it's bye-bye to the likes of Scandal, Vikings and Connected.

Pick of the week

The Late Late Toy Show, Friday, RTÉ One

It’s the biggest annual event on Irish television and it’s back to reveal this year’s most talked-about toys, tested by kids from all around the country. Presented by Ryan Turbridy, last year’s Mary Poppins-themed show proved to be ...

The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne takes in a fictitious newsroom, the latest look back at the 1970s, and family holidays with a difference.

What Women Want's Maia Dunphy

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Nov 15 - Friday 21)

Maggie Q and Dylan Dylan McDermott in Stalker

On the Box - TV Review

Reviewed: Stalker (Mondays, Sky Living); Two and a Half Men (Wednesdays, Comedy Central); Blue Bloods (Wednesday, Sky Atlantic); Modern Family (Mondays, Sky 1)

The Fall

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John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Nov 8 - Friday 14)

Angela Scanlon

On the Box - TV Review

Reviewed: Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal (Thursdays, RTÉ Two); Boardwalk Empire (Saturdays, Sky Atlantic); Futurama (Sundays, Sky 1); The Simpsons (Sunday, Sky 1); Stand-Up To Sitcom: Pioneers Of Television (Fridays, PBS America)

Modern Family

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John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Monday Nov 3 - Friday 7)

Resurrection

On the Box - TV Review

Reviewed: Resurrection, Outlander, The Flash, Intruders, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Good Wife